the writing sofa enabling clients, communities, creative practitioners and health professionals 1-2-1 COACHING, CREATIVE ARTS MENTORING, SHARED ​LEARNING AND COPRODUCTION


    Come sit with me and create

    Saradha Soobrayen is the founder of The Writing Sofa an arts and health professional development portal that enables clients, creative practitioners and health professionals to be authentic. Supporting community projects that address the lack of opportunities for individuals who face social and cultural barriers; including disablism, racism, homophobia and ageism, homelessness and forced displacement.  Photo by Kaleidico on Unsplash

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    Latest Poetry Publication....

    In Her Deepest Sleep, Madam Lisette Talate Returns to Chagos’ is published by Akashic Books as part set of African poetry 2021. The chapbook is the first phase of Sounds Like Root Shock a multidisciplinary poetic inquiry into the depopulation of the Chagos Archipelago.

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    12 Mauritian Women Writers You Should Be Reading...

    Poetry, novels, and stories by writers from Mauritius Nathacha Appanah, Ananda Devi, Lindsey Collen, Shenaz Patel, Marie-Therese Humbert, Renee Asgarally, Priya Hien, Natasha Soobramanien, Saradha Soobrayen, Marcelle Lagesse, Magda Mamet, Raymonde de Kervern Article by Anglo-Mauritian writer. Ariel Saramandi Photo by Kaleidico on Unsplash

Events Workshops


On 26th May 2023 the University of Worcester and the University of Edinburgh will be holding a one-day conference on the Challenges and Prospects for the Chagos Archipelago.The conference brings together scholars, members of the Chagossian community, diplomats, artists, and lawyers. The conference takes place at the School of Law, University of Worcester (8.30-17.30 BST – […]

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Her Inside: Stepping Outside  

  Live zoom event on Thurs 17th March at The pieces selected for the performance Her Inside: Stepping Outside, have drawn upon our shared reflections of historical and recent confinement, and explore our journeys as we slowly re-emerge into ‘normality’ – and question what we as women want that ‘normality’ to be. It will draw […]

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